Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

The Freedom Times - May 2012
Knowledge. Support. Supply.

Dear ,

 

Just recently, Freedom added three new products to its inventory as a result of high customer demand!  We are proud to offer Ultra Micronized Progesterone USP, Ultra Micronized Ketoprofen USP, and Lipopen Plus (Pain Base)!

 

At Freedom, we value the relationships we have built with our customers and clients, and pride ourselves in listening to market demand!

 

Please see below for further information on our new products, chemical spotlights, latest hire and promotion, as well as legal news and updates!

 

Sincerely,


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CPCSI Calendar  

 

CPCSI can work with your pharmacy to maximize your third-party billing potential for compounded prescriptions. Join the Freedom Team at the grand Mayo Hotel in historic downtown Tulsa for training that will change the scope of your practice and maximize the reimbursement potential of your pharmacy.
 
Upcoming training dates:
May 18th
June 8th
July 20th
August 17th
 
        
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Wes Hupp
Regional Sales Manager

 


 

Freedom Pharmaceuticals is proud to announce the addition of Wes Hupp to our growing team. As the East Coast Regional Sales Manager for Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Hupp has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical purchasing and sales experience. He is well versed in cGMP compliance and is APICS certified in production and material control. Mr. Hupp has a vast knowledge base regarding compounding chemicals and is prepared to assist Freedom customers with the highest level of professionalism.

 

Contact Wes

 


Congratulations! 
Rob Perkins 
 

  
Vice President of Sales
 
"Rob Perkins has proven his value, commitment and leadership to Freedom over the time he has been with our company. Our success as a company is driven by a team centered approach with one common goal, total customer satisfaction. Rob embodies this mantra in everything he does and I have total confidence in Rob's continued leadership of our company as our new Vice President of Sales." said Jake Jackson, President & CEO.  

New Chemicals
 
 

 

Ketoprofen USP Ultra Micronized

(100% <20 microns)

 
 
Progesterone USP Ultra Micronized
(99% <20 microns)
(100% <25 microns)
 
 
 Lipopen Plus (Pain Base)
 
Lipopen Plus is an advanced transdermal cream vehicle with excellent tolerance to high API %, salts or combinations of actives that typically result in separation or breakage of traditional transdermal vehicles.

FPSS
 

Freedom Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the formation of Freedom Pharmacy Support Services (FPSS). Freedom recognizes that exceptional knowledge, support and supply is the foundation upon which successful businesses can prosper.

 

We have assembled a team of highly trained and educated pharmacists and technicians combining over 5 decades of experience in the retail pharmacy and the compounding chemical industries.

 

Services included:

- Formulation research/development

- Clinical data research/analysis 

- Physical chemistry information

- Marketing support

- Regulatory counsel 

 

 

More information on FPSS

 
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Chemical Spotlight
Fluticasone Propionate
 
Fluticasone Propionate (FP) is a white to off-white powder. It is practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide, and slightly soluble 95% ethanol.  FP belongs to the following drug classes: adrenal glucocorticoid, anti-inflammatory, corticosteroid.   
Fluticasone has a low potential for systemic toxicity when used topically in creams, gels and ointments. It is useful in the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Fluticasone Propionate has also been shown a safe and effective treatment for rhinitis with little observed effect on HPA axis function.

  

 
Alpha Lipoic Acid 
 

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. As a molecule it assists in the acyl-group transfer and as a coenzyme in the Krebs Cycle.  Topical ALA has been shown to reduce the signs of photoageing and inflammatory skin disorders including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis. 

Both oral and iv. ALA has been studied in the treatment of a variety of conditions involving abnormal inflammatory response including diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis.
Formula Spotlight

-Atopic Dermatitis/ Psoriasis- 
  • Fluticasone Propionate     0.005  %
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid             5        %
  • Aloe Vera Powder            0.5      %
  • Vitamin E Acetate            0.5      %
  • Methylcobalamin              0.1      %
  • HRT Natural Lotion Base   q.s.
Continuing Education  
 
Are you looking for more education within Functional Medicine?  This seminar will feature the foremost experts in the areas of nutrition, HPA Axis dysfunction and Hormone Restoration Therapy.  There is still time to register!
 
 
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Pharmacy Law
Compounding May Lead to a Battle with PBMs

 

 
Here are some suggestions on how to avoid being terminated from the PBM network:
 
The number of compounding pharmacies is on the rise because of the profitability of compound prescription reimbursement received from cash paying customers. Often, a pharmacy owner will own two pharmacies, one in-network and a second out-of-network pharmacy to do the compounding. The out-of-network pharmacy can avoid the reduced PBM reimbursement for compounding because the cash paying customer will pay more than the Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM).
 
PBMs have addressed this issue by amending their agreements to require that pharmacies fill compound prescriptions with the in-network pharmacy when such pharmacy is "affiliated" with an out-of-network compounding pharmacy. The term "affiliated" is rarely defined by the PBM. Nevertheless, PBMs threaten the in-network pharmacy with termination from the network if it refuses to fill compound prescriptions at the in-network store. Obviously the in-network reimbursement rate for the compound often barely compensates the pharmacy for the cost of ingredients. Owning two pharmacies can be legitimate and following basic ground rules may increase the chances of successfully maintaining two stores.